Faculty Training


Open Office Hours Help


Please come by for open office hours on Tuesday and Thursday from 10 AM- noon.
The Instructional Technology Office is located in the Learning Resources Center. (LRC 146)

If these times don't work for your schedule, please contact 805-289-6184 for an appointment.

**Office Hours for fall 2013 start August 27th.

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Interested in the online Desire2Learn training course?

Basic course that addresses using D2L to create an basic starter online course. This course will walk you through from a student perspective the fundamental knowledge needed to facilitate an online course. You will learn how to create and upload content as well as how to create quizzes and manage an online gradebook. 


(Intended for current online instructors that need a basic refresh in course communication, content, and assessments. Also intended for instructors interested in teaching online at Ventura College.)


The next training is:

  • November 4th - December 4th


NOTE:This course is not self-paced. It has scheduled assignments and requires active participation and  communication. 


Timeline: Intensive 4 week course delivered completely online









Basic course that addresses uploading/creating content, announcements, discussions, and an online gradebook.

This training session will give an overview of what Desire2Learn is and how it can be used to enhance your traditional brick and mortar classrooms.


This semester we are offering the following:

  fall 2013

  • 8/26 9 AM
  • 9/10 4 AM
  • 10/14 9 AM
  • 11/22 10 AM
  • 12/9 4 PM


(Intended for instructors of traditional brick and mortar classrooms looking to enhance their face to face classrooms with online discussions, gradebooks, and quizzes)


Tentative Time: 1 hour on campus (LRC 136 Studio)









Interested in FOLLOW UP TRAINING on a tool you are curious about? Or using D2L to flip your classroom?

These trainings are for current users of Desire2Learn. They include more specific information on gradebook, quizzes, content, discussion boards, and flipping your classroom. 


This semester we are offering the following: 


  • Gradebook (basic) D2l 8/26 11 AM
  • Gradebook (advanced) D2L 9/5 9 PM
  • Flipping Your Classroom 9/19  10 AM
  • Content Tool (basic) 10/9 2 PM
  • Content Tool (advanced)  10/23 4PM
  • Flipping Your Classroom 10/31 10 AM


  • Discussion Boards (basic) 11/8 10 AM
  • Discussion Boards (advanced) 11/12 4 PM
  • Flipping Your Classroom 11/21 10 AM


  • Quiz Tools (basic) 12/2 9 AM
  • Quiz Tool (advanced) 12/4 4 PM
  • Flipping Your Classroom12/6 10 AM


Tentative Time: 1 hour on campus (LRC 136 Studio)


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Please contact VC's representatives for information and/or training. 


Rebecca Chandler (Instructional Technologist) 805 289-6184
Erica Tartt (Instructional Design Specialist) 805 289-6183